Metaphysics: An Introduction

1st Edition

Alyssa Ney

Routledge
Published July 29, 2014
Textbook - 310 Pages
ISBN 9780415640756 - CAT# Y136818

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Summary

Metaphysics: An Introduction combines comprehensive coverage of the core elements of metaphysics with contemporary and lively debates within the subject. It provides a rigorous and yet accessible overview of a rich array of topics, connecting the abstract nature of metaphysics with the real world. Topics covered include:

 

  • Basic logic for metaphysics
  • An introduction to ontology
  • Abstract objects
  • Material objects
  • Critiques of metaphysics
  • Free will
  • Time
  • Modality
  • Persistence
  • Causation
  • Social ontology: the metaphysics of race

 

This outstanding book not only equips the reader with a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of metaphysics but provides a valuable guide to contemporary metaphysics and metaphysicians.

Additional features such as exercises, annotated further reading, a glossary, and a companion website www.routledge.com/cw/ney will help students find their way around this subject and assist teachers in the classroom.

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